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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Preload Plans
1. Re: Fallout 4 Preload Plans Oct 26, 2015, 19:10 jacobvandy
 
Having to wait an extra 12-15 hours to play is the worst part of buying physical...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 25, 2015, 14:10 jacobvandy
 
The CS:GO playerbase exploded in the past 18 months (concurrent players are 3-4x what they were June '14), so what you're seeing is likely the great increase in the exponential effect of word of mouth. Popular games get more popular, and I would guess that a decent chunk of these people buying it are brand new Steam users, too. It's been many years since the platform was just a few million Valve fans who all own CS...  
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News Comments > Day of the Tentacle Remake Plans
4. Re: Day of the Tentacle Remake Plans Oct 23, 2015, 23:45 jacobvandy
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 23:08:
It doesn't matter what they call it. It'll just be "Double Fine fucks over their customers part IV."

Pretty much this. Schafer and co. proved quickly that they are now entirely undeserving of the old-school gamer cred Double Fine was built upon... I'm not going anywhere near anything else they ever do.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches
15. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches Oct 23, 2015, 13:11 jacobvandy
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:00:
Gaming Law:
If you buy early, expect to pay more. If you wait, expect to pay less.

That said, there are still ways companies can do things that don't pass the smell test, this could be one. We get the $ value, but there is still things that can happen that aren't quite right. Perhaps that happened here.

What kills me on going back to mmo's after a long time off them... I feel lost and helplessly behind even in a sideways progression game like GW2. Because there are always secrets(tm).

The solution is to play by yourself, that way you aren't comparing anything to anyone else. Thankfully, the vast majority of stuff to do in GW2 can be done solo.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Luck Video
15. Re: Fallout 4 Luck Video Oct 21, 2015, 19:18 jacobvandy
 
The Pyro wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 18:05:
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 16:04:
I still can't get over the system requirements on the AMD side of things. I fully expect to see either a giant nVidia logo or 'Fuck you, AMD' splash on the loading screen before the menu.

The system requirements look steep. Recommended processor is a Core i7 4790? That's basically the fastest consumer processor on the market now, right?

I want to try the game but I'm afraid I'll need a new PC to enjoy it properly. I've been squeaking by for too long...

Not quite, and it's been made completely obsolete by the new 6th Gen i7 chip that just came out. Recommended means for the best experience, though, so it'll run fine on less. With that said, considering they finally made the move to native 64-bit (one of the good things that trickle down from the new generation of consoles), a good CPU will hopefully boost performance significantly.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Microtransaction Tweak
13. Re: PAYDAY 2 Microtransaction Tweak Oct 21, 2015, 16:37 jacobvandy
 
Razumen wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 16:01:
It's just a fun game, honestly these micro-transactions are BS, but the DLC was fine, the new guns weren't more powerful than the rest, just unique, and they had regular sales at 75% off or more.

You make it sound like they're constantly doing dick moves.

Selling you a DLC pack of weapon mods, then making you grind missions endlessly to *maybe* unlock the mod you want isn't a dick move? They did that repeatedly, but now the way they've done microtransactions (which, btw, they had promised before they'd NEVER HAVE) is a big enough dick move to count for about 50 instances of that sort of thing. They nerfed weapons and put stats to improve those weapons back to where they were before on the skins you can *maybe* get out of the pay-to-open safes...

And you're just plain wrong about all weapons being equal. Maybe a year or two ago with the first couple of weapon packs that was still true, but ask any veteran player and they'll tell you the power creep is real. Though now I'm also hearing that weapon balance in general is completely out of whack with this latest update. Some that weren't fucked to rely on paid stat increases in order to remain viable are now stupidly overpowered, so when you get your pay-to-win stat increase they're even more so.

It's a joke, dude, check how many people with hundreds or even 1,000+ hours played have been calling them out on their shit through negative Steam reviews, since they're being censored on the forums and community group. My opinion is that they were already on thin ice with the way they handled monetization before, but now it's devolved into a complete piece of overpriced garbage that I wouldn't recommend to anyone, regardless of it being a decently fun game at one point.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2015, 16:07 jacobvandy
 
shihonage wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 15:22:
This last season they had an episode where they tried to legitimize incest. Without a joke. For real.

I don't recall the exact episode, but the show in general has a lot of dry satire... You probably just missed the joke.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Microtransaction Tweak
10. Re: PAYDAY 2 Microtransaction Tweak Oct 21, 2015, 14:53 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, it was fun to play in a group now and then, but it is way too repetitive. I remember finally reaching a high enough level to max out the stealth tree so I could solo one or two of the easy robberies to make a bunch of money... But after doing that maybe a couple dozen times, I thought, why the fuck am I doing this?

They release new guns every couple months and then keep raising the difficulty of high-end content, too, so you are almost coerced into continuing to buy the new guns because they're more powerful and/or offer unique utility. I frankly wasn't surprised to hear they added gambler's microtransactions on top of all that, but it's the last straw for me, I won't be supporting these guys anymore.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Luck Video
4. Re: Fallout 4 Luck Video Oct 21, 2015, 14:43 jacobvandy
 
jimnms wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 13:14:
I'd rather see some gameplay footage first. I'm not impressed with what little they've shown so far.

They're purposely not showing much to avoid spoilage, which I like. However, they've showed and told PLENTY about the game in terms of changes and additions since E3, not the least of which being the overhauled leveling system detailed in these videos and the one demonstrating the in-game perk tree. You've got the greatly expanded crafting system, the custom-built settlements, improved gunplay... What more do you need to know? If you didn't like FO3 or New Vegas, then you're not suddenly going to like FO4, regardless. The core game is the same.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Oct 20, 2015, 21:48 jacobvandy
 
The current 20% voucher should stack with that GTA V sale to make it $32 instead of $40. That is, if anyone around here has still been holding out.  
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News Comments > EA Account Details Leaked
4. Re: EA Account Details Leaked Oct 16, 2015, 20:59 jacobvandy
 
I'd never seen this site before, which was linked in the article. Apparently you type in an email/username and it searches a bunch of text dumps from these breaches to see if you're among them. I don't know how reliable it is, or trustworthy in and of itself, but if you're curious and wanna give it a shot:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 11, 2015, 17:54 jacobvandy
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 11, 2015, 17:48:
Why is MGS5 always written in caps? "METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN"

Because it's from JAPAN.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Beta Invites
11. Re: Battleborn Beta Invites Oct 11, 2015, 12:30 jacobvandy
 
How the hell does a MOBA shooter take up 70GB?  
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News Comments > The Park Trailer
5. Re: The Park Trailer Oct 10, 2015, 01:59 jacobvandy
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 11:12:
Looks like some inspiration came from L4D2 'Dark Carnival' campaign....I kept waiting for a horde of zombies to come rushing out from somewhere.


I don't know if they mention it in the video or not, but they had already designed this haunted theme park for their MMO, The Secret World. So you just flesh it out some, ditch the more overt encounters suited for an action-RPG to be replaced with additional spooky atmosphere, and BAM, you have an indie horror game. Here's some footage that shows what it looked like before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmaZV6db9I0
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition Released
10. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition Released Oct 7, 2015, 02:13 jacobvandy
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 20:58:
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 20:22:
It's never going to Steam, ever, the entire point of Origin is to compete with Steam. Also, you really can't simply remember that EA games are opened with Origin?

That's not really the reason DAI is not on Steam. Many EA games are still on Steam. The ones that are not are the ones where EA do not want to subject themselves to Valve's TOS which disallow selling DLC via links from within the game, thus bypassing Valve's 30% cut.
Actually, since the GOTY of DAI is a complete bundle, there is a certain chance it might eventually make it to Steam one day.

EA hasn't released a game of theirs on Steam since early 2011, when Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, and Dragon Age 2 came out. They took a stand on the policy you're referring to by pulling Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 from Steam upon the release of their DLCs. Then Battlefield 3 was the first "killer app" for Origin later that year. Every EA release since then has been Origin exclusive, whether they involve DLC or not (though let's be frank, I can't think of one that hasn't). Only a few third-party games published by EA have been released on Steam since then, like Kingdoms of Amalur, Alice: Madness Returns, and Bejeweled 3, but even those were years ago.

EA simply does not release on Steam at all anymore. Crysis 2 is the only instance I can think of where a GOTY Edition-like package later made it to Steam, when the base game was not available. Again, years ago, and there have been many releases since then that could have benefited from that treatment. I see little to no reason to expect such a miracle with DA:I.

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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Announced
4. Re: Far Cry Primal Announced Oct 6, 2015, 13:12 jacobvandy
 
There won't be any dinos, as far as I can tell. They're doing the Stone Age a little more realistically than The Flinstones.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2015, 12:24 jacobvandy
 
Far Cry: Primal in March

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU0tlaY9ZGI
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal?
20. Re: Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal? Oct 6, 2015, 12:24 jacobvandy
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU0tlaY9ZGI  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 5, 2015, 16:57 jacobvandy
 
Verno wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 10:13:
Its by revenue, not sales units. CS:GO is incredibly popular and its marketplace sells a lot of shit, they have no need to rig anything.

There's no way it counts Marketplace revenues in there. If it did, Dota 2 and TF2 would have to be in that top three every week, as well. This is people actually buying CS:GO.
 
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
128. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 5, 2015, 16:49 jacobvandy
 
HAHAHAHAHA Rotfl

This is getting better by the day. Shut your fucking mouth already, Roberts.
 
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